Steamer for a bath: types, selection and use

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Steamer for a bath: types, selection and use
Steamer for a bath: types, selection and use

It is not enough to prepare first-class brooms for the bath, they must still be well processed before using in special containers. The types of steamers and the rules for their selection will be discussed in this article. Content:

  1. Choosing a steamer for procedures
  2. Making a steamer for brooms

    • Steamer size
    • Steamer shape
    • Steamer material
    • Steamer manufacturing instructions
  3. Using a steamer in a bath

A steamer for a bath looks like a wooden bucket, often a lid is made for it. After the thermal procedure, the brooms become flexible and smell pleasant, which is very popular with visitors. There are many types of products, so as not to be mistaken with the choice, study the main characteristics of the steamers.

Choosing a steamer for bath procedures

Steamer with steel liner for a bath

When buying a steamer for brooms, pay attention to the following points:

  • The first condition is the presence of a cover, in which there is a hole for a handle for a broom.
  • Be sure to buy a product made from natural materials, such as oak, larch, cedar. You can also pay attention to steamers for brooms made of such species as aspen, pine and linden.
  • Steamers should be made of smooth wooden parts, connected with tongue-and-groove rivets and glued with a safe glue that can withstand high temperatures. Also, he is not afraid of prolonged exposure to moisture, then you can forget about the flow of water.
  • Notice the bucket with two-piece hoops attached with screws. This design makes it possible to increase the compression of the boards and eliminate gaps that may appear after prolonged use of the steamer.
  • The outside of the bucket should be covered with beeswax, which is able to protect the wood from moisture. Sometimes containers are treated with a polyurethane coating, which has a higher wear and water resistance. Steamers should not be painted or varnished.
  • To avoid leakage problems, choose a bucket with a food steel or plastic liner.
  • The steamer should be with handles for ease of use. They should be made of stainless steel or tropical creepers for extra durability.
  • Pay attention to the choice of the volume of the steamer. At the same time, it must accommodate at least two brooms. But it all depends on the number of guests who visit the steam room at the same time. For several people, a larger product is required.
  • The color scheme of the steamer should correspond to the design of the bath and harmoniously fit into the interior.

It is important that the steamer is made with high quality, then it will serve for a long time to the delight of users.

Making a steamer for brooms in a bath

A steamer for bath brooms is essentially a bucket with a lid that has an opening for easy storage of the broom. Therefore, a steamer is made according to a technology similar to a bucket. Only a special cover is added.

Dimensions of a steamer for a bath

Brooms for brooms in the bath

The dimensions of the shell depend mainly on the number of steaming ones:

  1. Each visitor is steamed with one broom, therefore, the more visitors - the larger the steamer.
  2. Kadushki from 5 to 15 liters are made for family baths. They should fit at least two brooms.
  3. Tanks of 10-30 liters and more are intended for a significant number of tourists.
  4. The diameter of the container can be found empirically in the presence of ready-made brooms.
  5. Bucket height is selected according to the longest broom.

Form of a steamer in a bath

Steamer with a lid for a bath

Steamers can have a variety of shapes, which allows you to choose a container for each specific case:

  • Wide buckets… In wide containers, the water temperature is uniform along the height, so all the rods are steamed evenly.
  • High buckets… The vertical bucket is high, tied with hoops. The broom is completely immersed in it and warms up well. A high container is easier to manufacture, costs less, therefore it is more popular than wide steamers.
  • Round steamers… Short thick brooms are steamed in a round container.
  • Oval products… An oval steamer is bought if the brooms are long and voluminous.

A steamer with a lid is popular. The lid is often supplied with the bucket, but it is easy enough to make your own. In a steamer for a bath with a lid, the water stays hot for a long time and does not allow the broom to float. Make sure the lid has cutouts for the broom handles before purchasing. Usually two grooves are made, diagonally. The handles protrude from the lids and remain cold, so the brooms can be removed from the bucket without the risk of scalding. The lid will also protect the contents of the bucket from various contaminants.

Steamer material for a bath

Steamer for procedures in a bath made of wood

The teapot should be made of wood. No other material has the health benefits of wood. If you decide to make a steamer for a bath with your own hands, be very responsible in the choice of wood.

Buckets made of rot-resistant tree species will last for a long time:

  1. Oak… Contains tannins and is more resistant to decay than other wood. In addition, the oak shell looks very nice. Cover the oak steamer with a lid. In this state, it better transfers its properties to a broom.
  2. Cedar… In such steamers, it is recommended to soak coniferous or oak brooms. After steaming, the brooms acquire anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, they help with radiculitis and skin diseases. Also, cedar exudes essential oils that heal diseases of the respiratory system.
  3. Larch… It resists decay well and is the most popular wood used for making bath accessories.

Boards made of wood of such species, when heated, emit vapors that are useful for the body.

Instructions for making a steamer in a bath

Cover with a hole for a steamer

We carry out work on the manufacture of a steamer for brooms in a bath in the following order:

  • We make a blank for the bottom. It should be about 2 centimeters thick and 25 centimeters in diameter.
  • We prepare planks about 40 centimeters long and about 1 centimeter thick.
  • We carry out preliminary processing of the workpiece under the bottom of the steamer. To do this, carefully grind the bottom end in a circle. A stitch about 1 centimeter deep is enough.
  • Preparing indentations in the planks. They should be located in places where they will be attached to the bottom. They should be about 0.4 centimeters deep and 1.2 centimeters wide. The bottom of the steamer will subsequently be installed in these recesses.
  • We go through the longitudinal edges of the boards several times with a plane. We process it at an angle so that in the future it will be possible to tightly fit the boards to the bottom of the steamer.
  • We fit the boards to each other. We fasten them around the bottom using a metal hoop. For these purposes, a hoop made of a single piece of metal (preferably galvanized) with a width of about 5 centimeters is suitable. Set the second hoop about 10 centimeters below the top edge of the steamer.
  • You can also attach handles to the steamer. Remember that metal handles cannot be made, as they will heat up in the steam room and you can get burned. The best option is rope handles. We fix them on the sides of the steamer in the form of loops. They can be threaded through the metal top hoop.
  • To make a lid for a steamer, we prepare planks with a length suitable for the diameter of the container. Their width can be within 5 centimeters, thickness - up to 1 centimeter.
  • We process the planks with a plane, carefully grind them so that no chipping remains.
  • We draw a circle on cardboard, suitable for the diameter of the steamer, and fit the prepared planks along it. Mark with a pencil the desired size and rounding.
  • We cut off the boards and knock them together. In the finished lid, cut a hole for the handle of the brooms. We grind everything thoroughly.
  • From above you can nail a wooden handle or from a rope, as well as steamer handles.
  • We coat the finished product with linseed oil to prevent cracking of the wood in the future.

After you have completely assembled the steamer, fill it with water. If it leaks water here and there, don't worry. It will take some time for the tree to become saturated with moisture and swell, then the cracks will disappear by themselves.

Features of using a steamer in a bath

Preparation of brooms for bath procedures

If the steamer is improperly handled, cracks will appear on the walls and bottom of the product, through which water will flow, the boards will become moldy or dry out. In order for the tubs to serve for a long time, you need to know how to handle them.

Buckets fail quickly if stored improperly. Bath attendants recommend the following rules for preserving the hotbeds:

  1. After bath procedures, be sure to pour out the old water from the steamer, do not store the product with water residues.
  2. After the visitors leave, the owner should scald the bucket with boiling water, wipe it dry and store it away from the stove, but not in the sun.
  3. The shell will stand for a long time without the formation of cracks if stored in a cool and slightly humid place, where there are no sudden changes in temperature.
  4. During storage, the bucket should be upside down.
  5. Do not leave water in the bucket until the next wash, it will deteriorate and an unpleasant odor will appear.
  6. Over time, the steamer boards change color, become dark. If oak brooms are soaked, the color change of the steamer is faster. This is a normal phenomenon, the color changes under the influence of tannins, but they do not change the properties of the steamer. To keep the color of the boards from changing, use birch brooms.

Soak the bucket in hot water for a few minutes before using it for the first time. Clean the inside of the shell from dirt and dust accumulated after storage. Rinse the container with warm water and use.

A dry bucket will dry out over time, so check its tightness before use. If necessary, fill a tub of cold water 2-3 hours before the arrival of visitors. The wood will swell and close all microcracks.

The brooms are steamed as follows: heat the water to + 60 + 80 degrees and pour it into a tub, first immerse the broom handles in water, turn the broom over and soak the deciduous part after 2 minutes, after 5 minutes the broom is ready for the procedures.

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There are no trifles in the bathhouse. The absence of such an important accessory as a steamer will lead to problems with preparing brooms for bath procedures. A correctly chosen steaming tub allows you to get the most out of visiting the bath.

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